The bet is still on, but …

Ugh. Can I type that again? Ugh. It’s been a tough 8-9 months for me. After running 40 miles in 12 hours at the Jackpot Running Festival last February — I had the audacity to believe that I could do 100 miles at the 2018 event a year later. It actually really wasn’t a belief, it was a confidence that not only was it possible — but, beyond doable. I was excited to tackle this…

The 2017 Joshby Running Award Winners

First off, I want to thank everyone who was involved with The Joshby Running Awards this year. Not just my adorably cute announcers during the Awards Show last night, but everyone that nominated fellow runners, races, etc. for the 16 categories — and voted! I was floored that over 200 people voted for each category. Amazing. When I started The Joshbys over 12 years ago, I did it as fun way to acknowledge my family…

Running in 2018

Sure it’s December and it’s a bit cliche to put these goal posts out. But, I’ve been writing, scheming and planning my 2018 race and training schedule pretty much since August or earlier. I’m an over planner — that’s just what I do. I love the last couple months of the year, because it allows me to be retrospective of the past year and finalize my upcoming year’s plan. The new year brings a renewed…

It’s time to bet big … on myself

“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” Beyoncé When I started running, I had no idea where I was going. I started because I wanted to lose weight and I knew it would help me in that goal. But, beyond that, I had no idea where it was taking me? Less than a year into my weight-loss journey my trainer, Kevin, challenged me to run…

Non-running Quotes for Runners

I’m a quote guy. I love quotes. I have a couple of books of handwritten notes laying around that I love picking up once in a while for a little inspiration. When it comes to my running I am no different. The Runcast USA Instagram account is chalk full of quotes related to running. Earlier this year I also gathered a BUNCH of running quotes into one post. Needless to say, I just love them….

The 2015 Joshby Running Awards

This is my eighth year doing The Joshby Awards — when I began my life was much, much, MUCH different. The biggest difference — my weight — and lack of running. It’s easy to say that my life is the life of a runner. It’s changed and impacted my life in many ways. I’ve been giving Joshby Running Awards now for a few years and while the nomination and selection committee is me, myself and…

Yes, I am a scheduling this far out …

Okay, first off, yes, the following is every Saturday from here until the end of November. And, secondly, yes, I am planning ALL of my runs/races this far in advance. I don’t know if that means I have problem … or … if I am just THAT good of a planner? I’d like to think it’s somewhere in the middle. Because, seriously, who plans their November races in March? I mean really? I have a…

Earning our downhill …

Next Saturday Jill and I are running the inaugural “The Burn” race. No, it has nothing to do with chaffing. It’s a 6.5 mile race up Butterfield Canyon with a 2,500 foot climb and to count it towards my 180 races the race director is letting those that want to, to run back down the canyon to complete a half marathon. To say this will be a beast … is quite an understatement. That is…